Commencement

Commencement Schedule of Events

Jostens Grad Finale

Tuesday, March 25 from 3–6 p.m. and Wednesday, March 26 from 1–6 p.m.
St. Joseph's Lounge  

Take care of your graduation needs in a one-stop shop. Get your graduation tickets, parking pass, and academic regalia. Announcements, rings, and diploma frames can also be ordered. Representatives from the Alumni Office, Commencement Committee, Bookstore and Career Center will also be there to answer any questions.

If you cannot attend Grad Finale, you can purchase your cap, gown and diploma frame at the Bookstore, pick up your tickets and parking permit in the Student Life and Leadership Office and order announcements online at Jostens.com.

Award Ceremonies

School of Education and Leadership
Tuesday, April 29, 6–8 p.m.
Cunningham Memorial Chapel

Credential, graduate and undergraduate candidates graduating in the School of Education and Leadership and their guests are invited to the awards ceremony to recognize student academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. Invitations will be mailed separately to those who will be receiving awards. Reception immediately following ceremony.

College of Arts and Sciences
Wednesday, April 30, 6—8 p.m.
Cunningham Memorial Chapel

Graduate and undergraduate candidates graduating in the College of Arts and Sciences and their guests are invited to the awards ceremony to recognize student academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. Invitations will be mailed separately to those who will be receiving awards. Reception immediately following ceremony.

School of Business and Management
Thursday, May 1, 6–8 p.m.
Cunningham Memorial Chapel

Graduate and undergraduate candidates graduating in the School of Business and Management and their guests are invited to the awards ceremony to recognize student academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. Invitations will be mailed separately to those who will be receiving awards. Reception immediately following ceremony.

Graduates Luncheon

Thursday, May 1, noon
Taube Center

A special lunch to honor and celebrate your graduation. Space is limited; first come, first served. RSVP required. More information

Graduation Mass and Celebration

Friday, May 2, 6 p.m.
Cunningham Memorial Chapel

This liturgical celebration will be a Catholic Mass with ecumenical elements for students, faculty, staff and guests. Family and friends are invited. Academic attire should be worn. This event is not mandatory for graduates.

Students and faculty participating in the procession should meet at the Library at 5:30 p.m.

Graduation Celebration (following Graduation Mass)

Friday, May 2, 7 p.m.
Walter Gleason Gymnasium

Graduating students and their families are invited to a special graduation party, where they will celebrate with classmates and faculty. Business attire preferred.

Commencement - Tickets Required

Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.
NDNU Athletics Field

Graduates should arrive on campus and report to the high school by 8 a.m. in order to get dressed, receive instuctions and assemble for the Commencement ceremony. Graduates need to report to Notre Dame High School with their cap, gown and hood. They should bring their own safety pins and bobby pins to use with the hood and cap. Graduates will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony without their cap and gown.

Please leave personal belongings with family, there will not be any place to store personal belongings.

The gates at the athletics field will not be open for seating until 7:30 a.m.

To park on campus, you must display a Commencement Parking Pass.

Please contact commencement@ndnu.edu for more information.